Spas in the News
Seasons Returns to Seattle
3, 2008) - Returning after a five-year hiatus, Four Seasons Hotel and Private
Residences Seattle today opened the doors to its new downtown address.
Seasons Hotel Seattle offers the consummate Seattle experience. The modern waterfront
Hotel has a full spectrum of amenities that incorporate the best elements of the
Pacific Northwest, such as sweeping views of Elliott Bay, Spa treatments that
feature indigenous plants and a signature dining room that highlights fresh, local
"Four Seasons is delighted to return to Seattle
and the Pacific Northwest with a contemporary new building on such a breathtaking
and conveniently located site," said Ben Trodd, General Manager, Four Seasons
Hotel Seattle. "Visitors and residents can experience the best of Seattle
in an exciting new way, from dining in the chic, water-view restaurant to having
a cedar-scented Spa treatment."
The 147 guest rooms and
36 Private Residences at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle are ideally situated in the
cultural and business heart of downtown, just steps from Pike Place Market, Seattle
Art Museum and the city's best shopping, dining and entertainment venues.
Four Seasons left Seattle in 2003, a local group quickly formed to bring it back
in an extraordinary way. The new Four Seasons will allow guests and residents
to experience the Northwest like never before," said John Oppenheimer, managing
partner of the Seattle Hotel Group, developer of Four Seasons Hotel and Private
Residences Seattle. "We are so honored to return this international icon
and hospitality leader to our city."
In preparation for
its opening, the Hotel held two job fairs, considered more than 3,000 applicants
for its 235 positions, spent 160 hours training new staff members and custom-fit
approximately 2,700 uniform pieces by hand. Fifty of the 235 employees, or 20
per cent, have transferred to Seattle from 19 other Four Seasons properties.
the Hotel, ART Restaurant and Lounge features acclaimed Seattle chef and Four
Seasons veteran Kerry Sear's "best source" philosophy of incorporating
the area's freshest local ingredients into creative and memorable preparations.
The main dining room shares panoramic water and mountain views with the lounge,
private event room and counter. More than 160 wines will be available by the glass.
6,000-ft2 (557 m2) full-service Spa infuses Pacific Northwest elements such as
herbs, coffee and balsam fir into its treatments. Above the Spa, guests and residents
can relax by downtown's only outdoor infinity-edge pool and fireplace overlooking
Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
The grand ballroom
provides the perfect backdrop for a timeless Seattle event. Two-story-tall windows
frame panoramic westerly mountain and water views. The Hotel's modern art collection
focuses on masters of the Northwest School as well as original works from private
Residents of Four Seasons Private Residences have
access to 24-hour dedicated residential concierge service, valet parking, 24-hour
room service and the Hotel's full spectrum of amenities and services. The Private
Residences range from 1,300 to more than 7,500 square feet and from $2 million
to more than $15 million.
Marking its highly anticipated return,
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is now accepting room reservations. Guests may reserve
hotel rooms at www.fourseasons.com/seattle
or by calling (1 800) 819-5053 .
Four Seasons is dedicated
to perfecting the travel experience through continuous innovation and the highest
standards of hospitality. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to
caring, highly personalised 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home
away from home for those who know and appreciate the best. The deeply instilled
Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees - people who share a single
focus and are inspired to offer great service. Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has
followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels in major city centres
and desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 82 hotels in
34 countries, and more than 31 properties under development, Four Seasons will
continue to lead the hospitality industry with innovative enhancements, making
business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. For more information
on Four Seasons, visit www.fourseasons.com.